There’s nothing better than a cocktail that’s socially acceptable to drink at breakfast – and that’s why we love a good Bloody Mary. If you’re thirsty for that rich tomato flavour with a kick of spice, here are the best spots to grab one in Adelaide. Enjoy!
Let’s be real: alcohol always makes art galleries more fun. It’s just a fact of life, and nowhere knows this better than Art Gallery Food + Wine. This breezy little restaurant at the Art Gallery of South Australia whips up a mean Bloody Mary, with Kangaroo Island vodka, spicy tomato juice and green salt. It’s the perfect bevvie to sip on as you chow down on a plate of pancakes or a double egg omelette from their impressive breakfast menu.
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The Deli is famous for its pizzas and all-day breakfast, but it also mixes up a pretty fine Bloody Mary. The bar staff serve a classic blend of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and lemon juice, but something about the way they mix it just makes the whole thing come to life. Take it outside onto their gorgeous terrace and enjoy your drink in the sunshine. Now that’s brunch goals.
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Slick, comfy and extremely contemporary, Press is the quintessential inner-city foodie bar. The ground floor restaurant is a wonderfully inviting space, serving up everything from kingfish sashimi to pan-friend lamb brains (if you’re feeling adventurous). We’re more interested in the “Dirty Mary”, however, which is a deliciously spiced version of the standard. It packs a lovely punch, and you won’t want to stop at one.
“First time here for a friend’s birthday and it was great. We were nicely seated in a booth upstairs overlooking the cool bar area. The food was great and the service and staff were so friendly. Definitely will come back to give it a try and also their desserts – was just too full that I couldn’t fit a soufflé in!” – xbabydollx
Booze and books are one hell of a combination, but unfortunately you can’t just take a cocktail into your local library. So why not do the next best thing and head to Bibliotheca? This dark, enticing establishment is a different kind of venue, packed full of excellent reading material and awesome cocktails. Their Bloody Mary is especially tasty, with just the right balance of spice to help get you going. Ernest Hemingway would be proud.
“Well, it certainly looks like Adelaide is getting its fair share of hole in the wall bars with their unique characteristics, and this place is definitely one of them. Basically, it is a bar that has a small library in it, though small is an optimal word because there are quite a few shelves full on a huge assortment of books.” – David Sarkies
Like a mad aunt’s kitchen that somehow expanded into a bar, Cafe Komodo is all tablecloth wallpaper, mismatched cushions and vinyl records dotting the walls. It’s got a gorgeous outdoor area that’s lush with green, and the range of classic Aussie comfort food is sure to hit the spot. As is the Bloody Mary, for that matter. Sticking to that classic blend of tomato juice, vodka and spice mix, you know you can’t go wrong!
“Enjoyed Sunday lunch. The atmosphere very relaxed and service was great, staff was very friendly. Food was good, loved the burgers. Costs for meals were standard for cafes. A place more likely appropriate for drinks, light meals and jazz than a family outing.” – adeguia